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Fully-Loaded Cheesy Potato Soup Manitoba Style

Fall  is upon us so what better time than now to make a nice hearty, soul-warming, ooey-gooey bowl of soup

Fully-Loaded Cheesy Potato Soup Manitoba Style

  • Servings: 4 to 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Credit: The Food Network

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups chicken stock (plus a little more if needed)
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 12 oz  Angry Fish Pilsner Beer (from Fort Garry Brewing Company)
  • 2 large russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups Bothwell Old Cheddar cheese grated
  • dash of hot sauce (pick your favorite)
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • sour cream, for topping
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked crisp, for topping
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives, for topping

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic, carrots, celery and onions, and cook until the vegetables begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in the stock and then the milk and beer. Stir in the potatoes and bring the soup to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the soup until the potatoes are tender, 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and, using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth.
  3. Return the soup to low heat. Add 1 cup of the Cheddar, a handful at a time,stirring until melted and smooth after each addition. Add additional chicken stock if necessary to adjust the consistency .
  4. Sprinkle with hot sauce, Worcestershire, salt and pepper, and stir in.
  5. Divide the soup among bowls and top with the remaining Cheddar, sour cream, bacon and chives

This recipe can easily be made with a quick stop to a farmers market for your potatoes and veggies, you can also usually find some local cheeses there as well. A bottle of beer from your favorite local brew house, and quickly you have a great recipe that tastes truly local

 

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